Digital Compact Cameras


Digital Camera

MarketedSeptember 2005

The IXY DIGITAL 60 inherits the same outstanding functionality as the IXY DIGITAL 55 introduced in March 2005 to make possible outstanding image quality and ease of use. This camera incorporates a large 2.5" LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle and a new user interface for easy shooting and playback operability.

The IXY DIGITAL 60 features a high-resolution 5.0-megapixel CCD sensor, an ultra-compact 3x zoom lens, and the DIGIC II image engine for exceptional image quality and fast responsiveness.

Even with the larger LCD monitor, the slim and compact IXY DIGITAL 60 has almost the same body dimensions as the 55. Additionally, the stainless steel ring around the lens and ring accent on the lens barrel feature a newly added sunburst-pattern brushed finish that adds an added air of sophistication and elegance.

IXY DIGITAL 60 supports the PictBridge standard for printing photos directly from PictBridge-compatible printers, regardless of the manufacturer or brand. The lineup also ships with the Canon Digital Camera Solution Disk, featuring a range of versatile software applications, including ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) and ImageBrowser (Macintosh), as well as PhotoStitch for combining images into panorama views, and ArcSoft PhotoStudio photo-editing software.

[ Type of Camera
Type of Camera Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3x Optical/4x Digital/12x Combined Zoom
[ Image Capture Device
Type 5.0 Megapixel, 1/2.5" type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels Approx. 5.3 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels Approx. 5.0 Megapixels
[ Lens
Focal Length 5.8-17.4mm f/2.8-4.9 zoom lens (equivalent to 35-105mm in 35mm format)
Digital Zoom 4x
Focusing Range Normal AF: 30cm(1.0 ft.)-infinity
Macro AF: WIDE/ 3-50cm(1.2 in.-1.6 ft.), TELE/ 30-50cm(1.0-1.6 ft.)
Digital Macro: WIDE/ 3-10cm(1.2-3.9 in.)
Autofocus System TTL Autofocus (continuous/single)
[ Viewfinders
Optical Viewfinder Real-image optical zoom viewfinder
LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT color LCD
Approx. 115,000 dots
LCD Coverage 100%
[ Aperture and Shutter
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 (W) - f/4.9 (T)
Shutter Speed 15-1/1500 sec.; Slow shutter operates with noise reduction when manually set at 1.3-15 sec.
[ Exposure Control
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO 50/100/200/400 equivalent
Light Metering Method Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot*
* Metering frame with Spot Mode is fixed to center or linked to AF frame.
Exposure Control Method Program AE
AE Lock is available
Exposure Compensation +/- 2 stops in 1/3-stop increments
[ White Balance
White Balance Control Auto, Preset (Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H), Custom
[ Flash
Built-in Flash Operation Modes: Auto, On/Off, Red-Eye Reduction On/Off, Slow Synchro
Flash Range
Normal 50cm - 3.5m(1.6-12 ft.) (W)
50cm - 2.0m(1.6-6.7 ft.) (T)
Macro 30-50cm(1.0-1.6 ft.) (W/T)
(When ISO is set to Auto)
Recycling Time Approx. 10 sec. or less (battery voltage=3.7V)
Flash Exposure Compensation Not available
[ Shooting Specifications
Shooting Modes Auto; Manual, Special Scene (Portrait, Night Snapshot, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Underwater, Indoor, Kids & Pets), Digital Macro, My Colors, Stitch Assist, Movie
Photo Effects Vivid, Neutral, Low Sharpening, Sepia, Black & White
Self-Timer Activates shutter after an approx. 2 sec./10 sec. delay, Custom
Wireless Control Not available
Continuous Shooting Approx. 2.1 fps
[ Image Storage
Storage Media SD Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
File Format Design rule for camera file system, DPOF Version 1.1 (Digital Print Order Format)
Image Compression Still Image: Exif 2.2 (JPEG)
Movie: AVI (Image: Motion JPEG; Audio: WAVE (Monaural))
JPEG Compression Mode Normal, Fine, SuperFine
Number of Recording Pixels
Still images Large 2,592 x 1,944 pixels
Medium 1 2,048 x 1,536 pixels
Medium 2 1,600 x 1,200 pixels
Small 640 x 480 pixels
Movies 640 x 480/320 x 240 (30 fps/15 fps), 320 x 240 (1 min. at 60 fps), 160 x 120 (3 min. at 15 fps)
Number of Recordable Images
File Size SDC-16M SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
Small/N 84KB 127 1,118 4,317
Small/F 150KB 80 711 2,747
Small/SF 249KB 52 460 1,777
Medium2/N 278KB 46 411 1,590
Medium2/F 558KB 24 217 839
Medium2/SF 1,002KB 13 121 471
Medium1/N 445KB 30 269 1,041
Medium1/F 839KB 15 136 529
Medium1/SF 1,602KB 8 76 295
Large/N 695KB 19 173 671
Large/F 1,395KB 9 87 339
Large/SF 2,503KB 5 49 190
Note: N=Normal F=Fine SF=SuperFine
Time of Recordable Movies
File Size SDC-16M SDC-128M SDC-512MSH
Movie/Low 330 KB/sec. 40 sec. 355 sec. 1,373 sec.
660 KB/sec. 20 sec. 181 sec. 702 sec.
Movie/High 1,980 KB/sec. 6 sec. 64 sec. 249 sec.
120 KB/sec. 99 sec. 869 sec. 3,357 sec.
Movie/Fast Frame Rate 1,320 KB/sec. 10 sec. 92 sec. 359 sec.
Storage Capacity varies depending on camera settings. This data is estimated from Canon's standard shooting conditions. Figures for Movie Mode represent total capacity of the particular media.
[ Playback Specifications
Playback Modes File Still Image: Single, Magnification (approx. 2x-10x), Jump, Auto Rotate, Rotation, Histogram, Index (9 thumbnail images), Sound Memos, Slide Show
Movie: Normal Playback, Special Playback, Editing
[ Erasing Specifications
Erase Modes Still Image: Single image, All images
Movie: Part of movie, All of movie
[ Interfaces
Computer Interface USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video Out NTSC/PAL
Audio Out Monaural
Other Memory card slot. Direct connection to Canon CP, SELPHY, PIXMA Photo Printers and PictBridge compatible printers via camera's USB cable.
[ Power Supply
Power Source 1. Rechargeable Lithium Battery NB-4L
2. AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC10
Shooting Capacity Still Image: approx. 150 shots (NB-4L/LCD on), approx. 500 shots (NB-4L/LCD off)*
* CIPA standard
Playback Time Approx. 180 min. (NB-4L)*
* Canon Standard Test Methods.
[ Physical Specifications
Operating Temperature 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)
Operating Humidity 10 - 90%
(W x H x D)
86.0 x 53.5 x 21.6 mm (3.39 x 2.11 x 0.85 in.)
Weight Approx. 140g (4.93 oz.) (camera body only)